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IDW Comics single-issue solictations for April 2019

By Matthew Jackson
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Every month, SYFY WIRE will be bringing you the solicitations for all the upcoming comic books you need to know about. Today we have IDW Comics listings for April 2019 single-issue comics.

It's a month full of new stories over at IDW, and it's all led off by the 35th anniversary celebration of Ghostbusters. To pay tribute to that beloved franchise, the publisher has launched four different one-shots, each following a different Ghostbusters team, each releasing in a different week in April. 

Plus, Star Trek: Year Five kicks offTMNT reveals a director's cut of Shredder In Hell, Sonic the Hedgehog launches a new special, Samurai Jack explores some Lost Worlds, and Michael Avon Oeming kicks off a brand new Dick Tracy story. 

Check out all that and more in IDW's April offerings below.

(Via Previews)

IDW April 2019 1

Star Trek: Year Five #1

Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly (w) • Stephen Thompson (a) • Greg Hildebrandt (c)
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise left Earth four years ago. They’ve traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes, and made universe-changing decisions. But now, with the end in sight, they’ll have to face their biggest challenge yet. Step aboard the Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, Bones, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty, and Chekov as they begin the end of their original Five Year Mission and boldly go into an uncertain future in this new continuing Star Trek series!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 2

Star Trek: The Q Conflict #4

Scott Tipton & David Tipton (w) • David Messina (a & c)
As the Captains try to figure out how to beat Q at his own game, the godlike beings offer a dangerous new challenge – drawing the extra-dimensional Prophets out of their wormhole to join the competition! The stakes have never been higher in the biggest Star Trek crossover ever.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 3

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters

Erik Burnham (w) • Dan Schoening (a & c)
The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!
First out of the Firehouse are the original ‘busting team of Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray, who have seen a lot of things during their time as paranormal investigators, but the latest case might just turn history on its head! Could it be that they’ve found proof of… Atlantis? It’s a case full of saltwater and slime with the ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 4

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Real Ghostbusters

Cavan Scott (w) • Marcelo Ferreira (a & c)
The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!
THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS keep losing business to a flashy new rival ghost-catching company: SPOOKS AWAY! They seem to have better gear, better threads… better everything! In fact, Spooks Away seems determined to ruin the RGB. But there’s something far more sinister than a hostile takeover going on here, and it’s up to Ray Stantz to go undercover to find out who—or what—is behind Spooks Away’s sudden rise to supernatural elimination superstardom.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 5

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Answer the Call Ghostbusters

Devin Grayson (w) • SL Gallant (a & c)
The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!
Do demons get visitation rights? That's the question facing a harried young mother as she tries to accommodate a stream of otherworldly visitors intent on paying their respects to her half-demon toddler. When the ghosts begin to herald the arrival of the girl’s father—rumored to be a class 7 entity—Mommy knows who she has to call: The ANSWER THE CALL GHOSTBUSTERS! Erin, Abby, Patty, and Holtzman find themselves mediating the custody battle from hell… and it’s a scorcher!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 6

Ghostbusters: 35th Anniversary: Extreme Ghostbusters

Jim Beard & Keith Dallas (w) • Tim Lattie (a & c)
The 35th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters is upon us! Let’s celebrate with four spooktacular weekly comics featuring different Ghostbuster teams in all-new standalone adventures!
Some people wish for the ability to fully communicate with the animals around us, but when the furry, feathered, and finny inhabitants of the Central Park Zoo star talking and demand their release, the people of New York just wish they’d shut up! Egon Spengler and his EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS race to answer the call, unaware of one creature’s fiendish plot to control the possessed animals and drive them to attack humanity in revenge for their incarceration.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 7

Samurai Jack: Lost Worlds #1—Cover A: Adam Bryce Thomas

Paul Allor (w) • Adam Bryce Thomas (a & c)
“Samurai Jack 2.0”! Under the leadership of the benevolent Samurai Jack, society has prospered. Everything is in line with his philosophies, his storied stoicism, and of course his hair. Of course, this is all news to Jack who doesn’t much care for this impostor using his name. But which one is the real Samurai Jack?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 9

Marvel Action: Avengers #5

Matt Manning (w) • Jon Sommariva (a & c)
All-new mighty Marvel action continues here! As the notorious ne’er-do-well Count Nefaria threatens New York City, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Doctor Strange attempt to escape from their confounding crimson confinement—but will the God of Thunder’s strength be their undoing?! The nature of the Ruby Egress is revealed—you won’t want to miss it!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 10

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #6

Erik Burnham (w) • Christopher Jones (a & c)
One by one, the Spiders fell into Kraven’s web, but now the final showdown looms on a battlefield of the hunter’s choosing. Could this be the end for Peter, Miles, and Gwen? All-new web-slinging action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 11

Marvel Action: Black Panther #4

Vita Ayala (w) • Arianna Florean (a & c)
Every 25 years, Wakanda’s ruler trades places with one of their subjects to gain perspective on their kingdom. T’Challa’s turn has come, and while working in a Vibranium refinery, he uncovers a plot to sell the priceless metal on the black market. All-new action in the Mighty Marvel Manner!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 12

Big Hero 6: The Series #1

Hannah Blumenreich (w) • Nicoletta Baldari (a) • Gurihiru (c)
Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi and Go Go are all off on a class trip for the day—leaving Fred at home to defend San Fransokyo! He’d better come up with a strategy, just in case—and what better way to do that than by writing his very own Big Hero 6 comic book!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 13

Descendants: Twisted Field Trip

Delilah S. Dawson & Carin Davis (w) • Anna Cattish & Egle Bartolini (c) • Anna Cattish (c)
The children of classic Disney characters like Maleficent, Belle and The Beast, and the Evil Queen take on an all-new adventure from Auradon! Evie, Mal, Ben and friends begin taking classes in Sherwood Forest with other Auradon Prep students. In the forest, they discover that some of the skills they learned on the Isle of the Lost will come in handy, but the other students have talents of their own to match. And when they’re split into pairs, they’ll be reminded that teamwork is the key to success… AND survival!
TPB • FC • $9.99 • 64 pages

IDW April 2019 14

Disney Afternoon Giant #4

Ian Brill, Warren Spector (w) • Leonel Castellani, Jose Massaroli, and Ruben Torreiro (a) • Leonel Castellani (c)
Get ready for two more stories featuring your favorite Disney Afternoon characters! First up is Chip ‘n’ Dale in “Stranger Danger,” followed by Part Four of “Rightful Owners” as Uncle Scrooge and company conclude their epic mission across the globe!
FC • 48 pages • $5.99

IDW April 2019 15

Uncle Scrooge #44

Alberto Savini, Janet Gilbert (w) • Nicola Tosolini, Andrea Ferraris (a) • Marco Mazzarello (c)
When an important client comes to town, Uncle Scrooge must rely on Donald and Fethry Duck to serve not just double duty, but triple and quadruple duty as they take on a variety of roles in “The Crowded Newsroom!” Then, when Scrooge’s tax bill skyrockets, Donald comes up with an unusual way for his uncle to make some much-needed cash in “Bin World.”
FC • 36 pages • $4.99

IDW April 2019 16

DuckTales #20

Various (w) • Various (a) • Disney (c)
It’s another two-part adventure for Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie as Fethry Duck joins the team in the “Saga of the Super-Intern!” What chaos will be unleashed in Duckburg this time?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 17

Tangled: The Series: Hair and Now #2

Katie Cook (w) • Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera, and Monica Catalano (a) • Disney (c)
Rapunzel, Eugene, Cassandra, and Lance find themselves going undercover in “Under the Big Top!” When they encounter a circus while in Vardaros, something doesn’t seem quite right, so it’s up to Rapunzel and her friends to investigate and hopefully save the day!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 19

Sonic the Hedgehog #16

Ian Flynn (w) • Diana Skelly (a) • Evan Stanley (c)
“Infection!” Sonic’s been infected with a mysterious new virus and his speed seems to be his only saving grace. Can Sonic, Tails, and Tangle beat the disease before Sonic is beat? And who will be the virus’ next victims?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 20

Sonic: Tangle & Whisper #0

Ian Flynn (w) • Evan Stanley (a) • Various (c)
Fan-favorites Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf take the spotlight in this special preview for their upcoming mini-series adventure! Check out a sneak peek of their next adventure as two of the newest and already most beloved Sonic characters team-up! Also includes a recap of Season 1!
FC • 16 pages

IDW April 2019 21

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #77

Katie Cook (w) • Andy Price (a & c)
With stars aligning, villains escaping, and princesses out of commission, can Equestria’s favorite ponies find a way to defeat Cosmos—before it’s too late?!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 23

Goosebumps: Horrors of the Witch House #2

Denton Tipton & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio (a & c)
Rosie thought it was bad enough having a witch as a neighbor, but now the witch is trying to take over the whole town! As their parents fall under the witch’s dark spell, it’s up to Rosie and her friends to try and save the day. And they thought algebra was hard...
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 24

Star Wars Adventures #21

Cavan Scott (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Han and Luke embark on a mission to secure equipment for the fledgling rebellion in this exciting tale set just after A New Hope!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 26

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish #3

B. Dave Walters (w) • Tess Fowler (a & c)
When war threatens the Moonshae Isles, legendary heroes return to defeat the forces of an unthinkable foe.
The Great Wyrm, Hoondarrh, has won the day. Impossibly, within the ashes of defeat, something even more sinister is set upon the winds. In the face of tragedy, loss, and betrayal, how can our heroes possibly prevail?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 28

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #93

Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman (w) • Dave Wachter (a & c)
“City at War, Part 1.” The battle for control of New York City begins! As the city splinters into different human, mutant, and ninja factions, the TMNT find themselves in the middle of the chaos! Eight years of storytelling have led to this!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 29

TMNT: Shredder in Hell #1 Director’s Cut

Mateus Santolouco (w & a & c)
Revisit the start to Shredder’s journey in the afterlife with a special Director’s Cut! Featuring the jaw-dropping inks of Mateus Santolouco as well as annotations and behind-the-scenes development artwork!
FC • 36 pages • $4.99

IDW April 2019 30

TMNT: Urban Legends #12

Gary Carlson (w) • Frank Fosco (a & c)
The fallout! With Donatello offline and Deathwatch still on the loose, it’s up to Leo and Mikey—accompanied by some intergalactic help—to catch the infamous killer, while Raph—back home in New York—takes on a much more familiar foe: the mob, hellbent on getting Casey’s daughter back!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Transformers #3 & #4

Brian Ruckley (w) • Angel Hernandez & Ron Joseph (a) • Nick Roche (c)
High above Cybertron, the planet’s inner moon unfolds to become a gigantic energon harvester, a magnificent show for Bumblebee and his new friend. Meanwhile, Megatron is assembling a new security force, but rumors abound about the new team.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 33

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #263

Larry Hama (w) • Netho Diaz (a & c)
As Cobra continues its relentless onslaught on a global scale, G.I. Joe is there to meet them in kind. It’s tyranny versus freedom—heroes and villains will rise and fall, bullets will fly, blood will spill, and who and what remains when the smoke clears is anyone’s guess! Join Living Legend Larry Hama and superstar artist Netho Diaz for another explosive adventure into the action-packed world of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 34

G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte #3

Michel Fiffe (w & a & c)
A rush to the endgame reaches its big climax as a core team of select G.I. Joe operatives embark on the ultimate rescue mission! Will Snake Eyes defeat a brainwashed Storm Shadow in time to prevent a massacre? Betrayal, triumph, and twists & turns converge, crashing into the core of this primal conflict.
FC • 36 pages • $4.99

IDW April 2019 35

Amber Blake #3

Jade Lagardère (w) • Butch Guice (a & c)
Amber Blake is a woman on a mission. She’s going to destroy everyone who has hurt the people she loves. But not all is as it seems, and some of her allies have agendas of their own...
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

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Tini Howard (w) • Hannah Templer (a & c)
Faced with foes in the form of the Star Primas—who have real muscles and matching windbreakers—the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are ready to prove they aren’t unskilled losers. They’re paid television actors! And it’s time to show those Star Primas that paid television actors mean business...
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 37

Narcos #1

Ryan Ferrier (w) • Vic Malhotra (a & c)
Spinning out of the hit Netflix original show comes a new four-issue mini-series further detailing the intrigue and danger of the international drug trade of the 1980s! Two new recruits bring danger to DEA agents Murphy and Peña, while El Patrón must contend with a dangerous threat to his drug empire!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 38

Gears of War: Hivebusters #2 (of 5)

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Alan Quah (a & c)
The fight against the Swarm gets personal as Mac seeks to take revenge against the monsters that wiped out his hometown. But as tempers rise, will Keegan and Lahni be able to keep the team on track, or are they on a collision course with certain death? The hivebusting action continues here!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 40

V-Wars: God of Death One-shot

Jonathan Maberry (w) • Alex Milne (a) • Ryan Brown (c)
Michael Fayne was patient zero of the plague that exploded into the Vampire Wars. A cult of militant vampires wants to resurrect him. Luther Swann leads a strike team to prevent the rise of a vampire god. New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry returns with an all-new V-Wars tale.
FC • 36 pages • $4.99

IDW April 2019 42

Ghost Tree #1

Bobby Curnow (w) • Simon Gane (a & c)
Seeking a refuge from an unhappy life, Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan to find a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it, including his Grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history's wounds but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 43

Dick Tracy Forever #1

Michael Avon Oeming (w & a & c)
Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 45

Eve Stranger #1 (Black Crown)

David Barnett (w) • Philip Bond (a & c)
You have unlimited funds, a jet-set lifestyle, and extraordinary abilities. And your bloodstream is filled with nanobombs. The contents of a syringe will deactivate them for a week and also wipe your memory. So what happens when you develop a sneaking suspicion that you’re actually working for the bad guys? EVE STRANGER, amnesiac-for-hire.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 46

Punks Not Dead: London Calling #3 (Black Crown)

David Barnett (w) • Martin Simmonds (a & c)
In northern England, Fergie’s mom Julie gets a fatal blow—while in London, Sid and Fergie… hit the pub? Plus, we take a trip back to 2002 to learn the true story of why Fergie’s father disappeared, and how super spy Dorothy Culpepper was involved. Hint: it’s basically all her fault!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

IDW April 2019 48

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 4: The Tempest #6 (Top Shelf)

Alan Moore (w) • Kevin O’Neill (a & c)
In Moore and O’Neill’s final comic book, this issue masquerading as a British science-fiction weekly, the plot-strands of our concluding volume and loose ends from twenty years of continuity are tied in an ingenious starry bow, as Mina Murray and her legendary confederates transition from the world of fiction past and present to the world of fiction future. Planets end in visual spectacle, lovers are united in the matrimonial event of the millenium, and deadly enemies draw close in the conclusion of their fatal dances. This is your last call for the immaculate crescendo of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. IV, The Tempest.
FC • 32 pages • $4.99

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Penny Nichols (Top Shelf)

MK Reed & Greg Means (w) • Matt Wiegle (a & c)
Somehow, sarcastic Penny’s gotten roped into helping make an amateur slasher film. With a team of flakes and weirdos, she’s probably the only one who can save this stupid movie… but maybe it can save her, too. Now can somebody please stop that dog from licking the fake blood?

This hilarious original graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of DIY filmmaking, and the ways we find our future—and our family—in the unlikeliest of places.
TPB • B&W • $19.99 • 208 pages